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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 041

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 041

Original location: Castlekeeran

County: Meath

Surroundings: Graveyard

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: =


Fig. 041, 001 Fig. 041, 002 Fig. 041, 003 Fig. 041, 004

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: COVAGNI MAQ(I | MUC)O(I) LUGUNI

Ogam Transcription: (|)()

Ogam Transliteration: (|)()()

Direction of reading: sd-du

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

According to Macalister, CIIC, 46-47, this stone was "said to have been found in digging a grave in the old cemetery of St. Ciaran's"; by Macalister's time it was "set up as a headstone over a morn grave". When visited in 1978, it was erected upon a pedestal beneath a wall. Most probably, its position was inverted in the course of history, so that the inscription which was intended to read du-sd reads sd-du.

Size according to Macalister, CIIC: 2'2" x 1'3 1/2" x 0'7"

Interpretation Mac Neill, Eriu 3, 1907, 46:

CONNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI The interpretation is based upon JRSAI 1898.

Reading Macalister, CIIC:


"The inscription .. is in good condition, except for the word MUCOI, which is much chipped. Three letters are hidden in the earth at the bottom of each line; they are here given on the authority of Rhys.

Interpretation Korolev, DP 63:

COVAGNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI The inscription runs up-down. It belongs to the early period (5th cent.).

Reading Gippert (1978):

"Sinister angle, down - bottom - dexter angle, up":
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The reading at the bottom of the stone must be re-verified.

Additional literature:

JRSAI 28, 1898, 50; 59 (Cochrane, Rhys);
JRSAI 29, 1899, 426 (Rhys).

Last changes of this record: 23.04.97

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